Friday, June 17

CRAFTY CHICA: How to Glitter a Suitcase (Without a Mess)

 I've had this little laptop roller case for a few years and have always wanted to chicafy it up. My first thought was glitter, but I knew it wouldn't last long after all the wear and tear. BUT when these new "safe sparkle" Tulip glitter products came out, I knew the time had come!

 Here's what you need:
Tulip® Fashion Glitter™ Shimmer Fabric Paint 
Tulip® Beads in a Bottle™ Paint
Tulip® Fashion Glitter™ Shimmer Transfer Sheets 
Crafty Chica® Little Chica Paint Packs™
Tulip® 3D Fashion Paint  , black

 Paint the areas that you'll want to glitter. Let dry and add a second coat for good coverage.

 Apply the Shimmer Fabric Paint over the painted areas, it will intensify the color and add lots of sparkle. The more you add, the more sparkle!

 Cut out your designs and shapes from the Shimmer Sheets. Peel off the top plastic protective coating, set in place, cover with a thin cloth and and iron on high for about 30 seconds.

 Use the Tulip Black Slick 3D Paint to add swirls and designs all around the background.

 Add Beads in a Bottle to outline and add more dimension. Let dry.

 This is a small carry-on suitcase, which means it won't be tossed around by bag handlers. I'm pretty confident it will stay in great shape! I may end up giving it a coat or two of Aleene's® Spray Acrylic Sealer.

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Anonymous said...

ALWAYS love your glitter glam. Will this work on a chair if it is sprayed with acrylic sealer. I'm guessing the chair seat might not hold up . . .

Jim Rhodes said...

I am not patient enough to do that. But thanks for these tips anyway. I can help you to write a 1000 word essay if you need that.

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